Hello Marching Band & Color Guard Members!
It’s time to begin assembling the 2020 SHS Marching Black Knights! The marching band is a competitive ensemble that meets after school during September and October. Membership is open to students in grades eight through twelve. This year the band will be performing BUENA ONDA, a show featuring Latin styles including the music of Carlos Santana, Joaquin Rodriguez, Chick Corea, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez! The band plans to compete in three circuits: The New England Scholastic Band Association, The Massachusetts Instrumental Choral Conductors Association, and the United States Band Association.
Joining the Band or Color Guard
You are eligible to be a member of the SHS Marching Band or Color Guard if you are a high school musician and academically eligible. Incoming eighth-grade students are also invited to participate through a special invitation from the OMS music faculty. NO AUDITION IS REQUIRED! Students who wish to participate in this competitive marching band must complete this membership commitment form
The 2020 Fall Marching Band Schedule
Due to the complications presented by COVID-19, our fall schedule is unusually tentative and subject to change. We will be following state/CDC health guidelines throughout the summer. There is a possibility that band camp will become virtual, or canceled, based guidance from health officials. Because we do not yet have final confirmation on running band camp, we are advising all families not to pay the $100 user fee for the time being. A detailed calendar of dates & times will be provided during the first week of August so students/parents may schedule accordingly. The competitive season ends on October 31st, 2020. Information and updates will be posted on http://www.stoughtonfinearts.o... and http://www.stoughtonbands.org throughout the season.
- Learn To March (LTM) Day: Friday, August 14th, 5:30pm-8:30pm, mandatory for all new marchers
- Summer Band Camp: Aug. 17 - 20 (2-9pm), Aug. 22 (9am-8pm), and Aug. 24-27 (2-9pm)
- Fall Rehearsals: Tuesdays (5:30-8:30pm), Thursdays (5:30-8:30pm), some Saturdays (9-1pm)
- Home football games & Thanksgiving game & town parades.
- 6-7 Competitions on Saturdays or Sundays, beginning September 26th (approximately 1 per week)